I've taken my dogs to Dr. Erickson since 1978. I LOVE & trust him with my "kids". I've compared him to "Dr. Welby" if you're old enough to remember that t.v. show about the kind/compassionate doctor! He's preformed spay, eye surgery and removed tumor on paw from my dog. He removed dew claws from puppies that my dog had. He's sensitive to the fact I don't have alot of money. He's been very available to me as a pet owner. He's seen my dog on HIS lunch hour on Saturday to accomodate dog's needs. I think people have to remember that they are doctors, NOT GOD! Even when things happened unexpectedly after surgery as is life...I TRUST Dr. Erickson.